CARE Act (SB177) supporting family caregivers heads for assembly hearing

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving After passing the Nevada Senate with a unanimous vote, a bill aimed at helping family caregivers be better prepared to take care of loved ones at home, heads for the Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services next week.  Known as the CARE Act, SB177 would improve communication between hospitals and caregivers, ensuring the caregiver is notified when a loved one is discharged or transferred, and receives instruction on any after-care required at home – such as dressing wounds or …

Help family caregivers on your team with a free workshop

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Local Resources More than 500,000 Nevadans are family caregivers.  So if you’re a business owner or manager, chances are you have some on your team. They care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one – helping them with transportation, errands and medical tasks to help them live independently at home. This can mean extra stress, time away from work, and impacts to their own health. AARP Nevada offers a free 20 to 30 minute workshop that can help the family …

In Reno? Get to know AARP volunteer opportunities at a special evening mixer April 30

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

About AARP | Events | Volunteering Are you looking for ways to give back to your community? Interested in meeting new people at fun events? Join AARP Nevada for free appetizers at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar! You’ll learn about what’s happening with your AARP state office, and see if you’d like to get involved.  You would join a growing, fun group of AARP members who volunteer in the Reno/Sparks area. They make a difference in Nevada AND have …

Take me out to the ballgame! Boomer BOGO Nights at Reno Aces games

Posted on 04/11/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events AARP members, friends and family can get out to the ballgame this season with special Boomer Night discount offers for selected Reno Aces baseball games!  Be sure to visit the AARP Nevada concourse table at the game for information about upcoming events, resources and fun giveaways. Boomer BOGO Nights at Aces Ballpark AARP Nevada and the Reno Aces are teaming up to present a series of five Boomer BOGO Nights at Aces home games: Wednesday, May 13: Reno Aces vs. El Paso Chihuahuas Wednesday, …

Start your Summer of Fun with classic hits and classic cars – Saturday, May 23

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events Members, family and friends are invited to enjoy great music, a classic car show, food and family-friendly fun with AARP Nevada at the 2015 KOOL/KJUL Summer of Fun Kickoff concert on Saturday, May 23 at the Cannery Hotel (2121 East Craig Road, North Las Vegas). Headliners for this celebrated annual event include ’60s favorites Chad & Jeremy (“Yesterday’s Gone,” “A Summer Song”), Eddie Holman (“Hey There Lonely Girl”) and The Classics IV (“Stormy,” “Spooky”). The event is free, but tickets …

Learn to love Facebook and Twitter with hands-on social media classes

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events Are your family and friends on Facebook, while you’re still wondering what’s in it for you?  Or if you already use Facebook, do you worry about privacy on the social network? Hate sifting through irrelevant or annoying posts to find what you’re looking for? Do you want to learn about getting started on Twitter, and how it can help you follow breaking news, “jump the line” for customer service, cheer on your team, comment during a TV show you like, …